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School intercedes on suicide attempt

Police and fire personnel responded to a report of a suicidal student Friday, May 2, at Estacada High School.

Principal Scott Sullivan said the student had ingested over-the-counter medication, though the motivation was unclear. The student was treated by fire personnel.

Sullivan said the student is OK and has been working with counseling services.

Sullivan said that while there have been a few suicides in the Estacada School District’s history, suicides and suicide attempts are “not something that happens all the time.”

Coming soon to Estacada: a gym

The owners of Mastertech Security have announced plans to open an all-purpose, 24-hour fitness center in Estacada.

A few months ago, the company sent out a survey to gauge community interest in such a project and received about 300 responses.

The company is not ready to release the planned location for the gym or the timeline, but hope to have the doors open by the end of the year.

Free art class offered at Milo McIver State Park

Learn about Native American Basketry and Wood Carving from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 17, in the Cedar Shelter of Milo McIver State Park. Attendance is free.

This class is part of the Art in the Parks Program.

For more information, call Mark at 503-887-3160 or send an email to mark.shaw@state.or.us.

The Spiral Gallery will display pieces created during the Art in the Parks program inspired by Milo McIver State Park starting Saturday, June 7. For more information on submitting art for the display, call the gallery at 503-630-7273.

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